India up 16 places to 55th on global competitiveness index
India up 16 places to 55th on global competitiveness index

In a big jump, India has moved up 16 positions to rank 55th on a global index of the world's most competitive economies, where Switzerland remains on top.

India ranks low on inclusive growth, development ranking: WEF

India has been ranked very low globally on most of the parameters for inclusive growth and development even as it fares much better internationally when it come to business and political ethics.

WEF to hold annual India meet on Nov 3-4

The World Economic Forum (WEF) will hold its annual India meeting on November 3-4, which is expected to focus on strategic vision of the Modi-led BJP government.

India 100th on global human capital index: WEF

On the list, compiled by World Economic Forum (WEF), other emerging economies such as Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa are ranked ahead of India.

World Economic Forum recommends action for urban growth in India

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday recommended three actions the Government of India could consider to deliver inclusive urban growth.

Wipro partners WEF for quantifying cyber risk

Country's third largest software services firm Wipro has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to develop a cyber value-at-risk (VAR) framework that will allow organisations to assess threat landscape, the nature of assets needed protection and quality of defenses.

Fast dispute resolution to help mitigate infra project risks: WEF

In a report released on Wednesday, WEF said the world's huge infrastructure demand cannot be met by the public sector alone while "private investors and operators are needed, but they worry about political and regulatory risk".

Naidu to attend World Economic Forum as special invitee

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will leave for Davos early Tuesday to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a special invitee at the annual meet that sees dozens of heads of state, corporate leaders and experts discuss a range of issues.

International conflict biggest threat to global stability: WEF

The risk of international conflict poses the "biggest threat" to global stability while likelihood of terrorist attacks has intensified the most since last year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said Thursday.

WEF expects record presence at Davos meet; India Inc gears up

WEF's high-profile annual congregation of the world's rich and powerful at the Swiss ski resort town of Davos will this year host over 300 heads of state and government along with 1,500 business leaders, including more than 100 members of India Inc.

Govt sees $250 bn investment in energy sector: Goyal

The government hopes to attract USD 250 billion (Rs 15 lakh crore) investment within 4-5 years to give a boost to the energy sector and provide electricity to all, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

Uniform multi-modal transport policy on anvil: Gadkari

 To strengthen the country's transportation system, the government is working on a uniform multi-modal transport policy that would cover road and sea ways among others.

India to lose over $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases

India stands to lose a whopping USD 4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases and mental disorders between 2012 and 2030, an amount more than double India's annual GDP, a report says.

Economic reforms will be a long journey: Arun Jaitley

Speaking to an audience of foreign investors, Jaitley said people still needed to be convinced that making it easier to hire and fire workers would create jobs.

Jaitley promises corruption free, fair business environment

Committing to more reforms and eliminating corruption, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said steps taken by the new government were aimed at creating fair and transparent business environment and ending crony capitalism.

Govt open to privatisation of loss-making firms: Jaitley

Jaitley also said the government will soon unveil reforms for other natural resources sectors along the lines of coal block auctions.

Business leaders raise bar of expectations from Modi govt

Business leaders, including Mahindra Group chief Anand Mahindra and Chairman of Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation Yorihiko Kojima, on Wednesday raised the bar of expectations from the Narendra Modi-led government on reforms to boost India's economic growth.

WEF summit begins today; Jaitley, Gadkari among participants

Policy makers and industry leaders will deliberate on issues of growth and competitiveness at the World Economic Forum's India summit that begins Tuesday.

WEF summit begins Tuesday; Jaitley, Gadkari among participants

Policy makers, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and industry leaders will deliberate on issues of growth and competitiveness at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) India summit that begins Tuesday.

WEF meet in January to address new global context

The 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum will take place from January 21-24 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, with 'The New Global Context' as its theme.